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gathered to pay their final respects to 15 year old hadiya pendleton. >> good evening, i'm robert jordan. >> i'm jackie bange. dan ponce joins us with tonight's top story: >> it was a very high-profile visit from first lady michelle obama, who attended the funeral along with the state's top leaders and other dignitaries. but none of them spoke during the service. the family wanted the focus to be on hadiya pendleton, who is the current face of gun violence in chicago. and choreography during the nearly three hour funeral service for hadiya pendleton. her casket at front of the greater harvest baptist church on the south side as mourners paid their respects. before the service, first lady michele obama spent about 30 minutes with pendleton's closest friends and relatives. mrs. obama then greeted the other dignitaries and leaders who attended the funeral. >>the most moving part of the service was the five minutes hadiya pendleton's mother spoke to the congregation: >>...you don't know everything, you don't know how hard this really is. and those of you that do no hard this is, i'm sorry
year. and last month, 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, who had just performed during president obama's inauguration festivities in washington, was shot dead about a mile from the first family's chicago home. first lady michelle obama attended her funeral last weekend, and the president highlighted her death in his appeal for new gun laws in tuesday's state of the union address. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are in this chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. ( applause ) they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> warner: echoes of the mass shootings in newtown also hung over a morning ceremony at the white house today, as mr. obama awarded presidential citizens medals. six of the 18 recipients were educators who died trying to protect students at sandy hook elementary school. to help put this in focus, we are joined by lynn sweet. she's a columnist and washington bureau chief for the "chicago sun-times," and has covered the windy city for
and the first lady. hadiya pendleton was shot and killed while trying to escape gun fire in a chicago city park several blocks north of the obama family home in the win wood neighborhood. i will go to ted rowlands who is in chicago. i know there's going to be a press conference, you will have a number of officials on this. this is disturbing all around. it's not the first time. chicago has a terrible problem with violence, with gang violence. you have the first lady weighing in at the funeral on saturday. what are they going to do? >> reporter: well, that's a great question, suzanne. and there is in the wake of hadiya pendleton's death, there's a sense of urgency here. as you mentioned, this is not the first time a youngster has been killed in the cross fire with the gang violence on the streets of chicago. but this young woman has really struck a nerve. this was a young 15-year-old girl, who was doing all of the right things. she was a good student going to a great school here in chicago. her parents, great parents, who have encouraged her and her brother to do well in school. she was in the b
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